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Dulux Colour of the Year 2018

Last year it was “Denim Drift” – and sure enough, we’ve seen an influx of blues in home furnishings in 2017, from vibrant teal to navy – but 2018 is going to be all about mauve. Yes, the colour specialists at Dulux Global Aesthetic Centre have chosen the shade they predict will define our interiors over the coming 12 months, and it’s “Heart Wood”, a dusky mauve “designed to bring a sense of comfort to the home”.

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2018 trend: seventies chic

Move over mid-century modern – if the autumn/winter catwalks and trend forecasters are right, there’ll be a definite seventies vibe to our interiors in 2018. Designers such as Jonathan Adler have long championed the look but it seems it’s going mainstream; according to Pinterest, macramé wall hangings, chunky knitted throws and house plants are among the most-pinned items this month.

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Stain Free Summers

The school holidays are upon us and as well as keeping your kids busy and out of mischief, there are a million and one things to think about, not least keeping them from destroying your carefully chosen interior décor.

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Bare It All

Leaving your walls unpainted and untreated is one of the hottest home and interior design trends for this year, so carpet can be a great way to soften the industrial look and make it entirely liveable. 

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Perfect patterns for your home!
Welcome to COTY 2017: Denim Drift

We love colour, something a quick scroll through our blog posts will testify! It comes as little surprise, then, that ‘Colour of the Year’ announcements really make us tick, whether it’s the Colour Institute, Pantone, or perhaps a producer of pristine paints like Dulux...

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Pantone reconnects with nature

Every year we look forward to colour prediction season, but although a number of brands panic and gaze into their crystal ball early, there is only one prediction that holds credence the world over. We are referring to Pantone, the colour institute who place ridiculous amounts of effort into their shade analysis.

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Crown Floors returns to Harrogate

It’s that time of the year again. Not Christmas, New Year or Easter, rather the large milestone that protrudes from the flooring calendar; we are of course talking about The Flooring Show, Harrogate, where industry folk can discover the big trends for the year ahead.

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Crown Floors Blog

5 September 2017

2018 trend: seventies chic

5 Sep 2017 by Tom Bourne

Move over mid-century modern – if the autumn/winter catwalks and trend forecasters are right, there’ll be a definite seventies vibe to our interiors in 2018. Designers such as Jonathan Adler have long championed the look but it seems it’s going mainstream; according to Pinterest, macramé wall hangings, chunky knitted throws and house plants are among the most-pinned items this month.

When it comes to home decor, the key is to take the best of 1970s design – such as patterned ceramics, glossy woods, and shaggy textures such as faux fur – and update them by setting them against a more modern, neutral colour palette. Take a look at our Athena range of luxurious shagpile carpet; it comes in eight shades that perfectly complement the retro look, and combines gorgeous looks with supremely low maintenance (it’s made from Easy Clean fibre and is backed with an impressive 20-year stain warranty).

Want to go bolder? Our Glendevon range includes an on-trend graphic Hexagon pattern in six colourways, from dramatic Black Raven to Coziness Beige, which would add a hint of seventies cool to any room. Or opt for a splash of colour with Alderley Edge shaggy Satin Soft carpet in Teal or Powder Pink, and keep the rest of the furnishings and accessories neutral.

While compiling this blog, we found a few seventies-inspired pieces that we’re loving here at Crown Floors, and there’s plenty out there for you to discover too. We just have to hope candlewick bedspreads don’t make a comeback…